A Baby Travel Packing List for the Uninitiated
The first question upon reading the headline may be: Why bother with a baby travel packing list. Why not just pack a week’s worth of baby stuff?
The answer is simply that it is difficult to foresee everything you might need on a trip with a baby. You probably won’t need most of the extra stuff you’ll be packing, but if you do need it, you’ll dread the idea of going without it.
Baby Travel Packing List Part One: The Obvious Stuff
Okay, so you are probably going to need plenty of diapers, formula, baby food, pacifiers, some changes of clothes, and so on, right? Pack all that stuff, but pack one and a half to two times as much as you think you need.
You’ll want to bring everything you need to make your baby comfortable and mobile during your trip. Certainly, take the carseat as well as your baby’s favorite sling or carrier, plus a stroller that is compact and collapses easily.
You especially won’t want to skimp on diapers. Pack lots of wipes, as well, as they are great for tidying up and washing sticky hands. A small bottle of hand sanitizer is bound to come in handy, as well.
You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of snacks for your children, as well as some protein-based snacks for you. I always stash a bag of raw nuts in my bag. Sometimes, if I have been too busy to eat, these are exactly what I need to get me through to the next time I can sit down for a minute. Walnuts, cashews, and pecans are ideal. Trail mix is great for this, too.
About the author: Jamie Jefferson writes for Momscape.com, where you’ll find promotion codes as well as coupon codes for Beaches Resorts, famous for its family-based amenities and activities.